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Alan Taylor to Direct ‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Movie

Published on July 5th, 2018 | Updated on July 5th, 2018 | By FanFest

Alan Taylor, a renowned TV director who has worked on Sex and the City, Deadwood, and Game of Thrones, better known as the Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in The Sopranos (1999) will be directing The Many Saints of Newark.

The Sopranos was set in contemporary New Jersey, ran for six seasons on HBO between 1999 and 2007. The acclaimed series nabbed 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Taylor for directing. New Line and David Chase went back to the Sopranos family and found him fit for director in the series’ prequel movie which will be set in the era of the Newark riots of the 1960s. During this time African Americans and Italians in New Jersey were in conflicts, constantly at each other’s necks, and among the gangsters of each group. It was lethal.

There are no more details concerning the plot of the movie but we expect that there will be some of the fan-favorites from The Sopranos playing in the film. We also expect the film to feature younger versions of some of the characters from The Sopranos such as James Gandolfini, the star of the series, who died in 2013.

Alan Taylor’s feature credits include Thor: The Dark World and Terminator Genisys. Davide Chase, through his Chase Films banner, will be the producer, and Chase Film’s Nicole Lambert, will be the film’s executive producer.

The Many Saints of Newark will be written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner.

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